Our Goal: Business Stability

Our primary goal is business stability in 90 days. This means our navigators will assist business owners in achieving incremental growth and establishing a positive trajectory throughout their recovery. Our navigators will connect business owners with targeted resources necessary to survive and grow.

The BRT is here to assist all of St. Petersburg’s small business community, with special consideration and efforts towards minority and women-owned businesses, sole proprietors, and owners experiencing severe impacts due to their geographic location.

How We Can Help

The Business Resiliency Team (BRT) consists of Business Resiliency Navigators (BRN) who will:

  • Establish relationships with small business owners and key community leaders.
  • Connect you with information, resources, and experts to help you weather the COVID-19 storm.
  • Ensure the long-term survival of St. Petersburg’s small business community.

Get in Touch

You can get in touch with our team or refer a business owner by reaching out to brt@growsmarterstpete.com, or by leaving a voicemail at 
(727) 351-3249. A team member will respond within 48 hours.


Give Us 5

We are looking for Business Resiliency Volunteers; attorneys, accountants, bankers, business consultants, marketers, tech experts, etc. who are willing to provide their time, free of charge, to our business community! If you would like to donate your time, skills, and resources please reach out to brt@growsmarterstpete.com

The Business Resiliency program is a partnership between the Greater St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Grow Smarter St. Petersburg, the St. Petersburg Greenhouse, and the Greater St. Petersburg Area Economic Development Corporation.